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Category: Scottish Heritage

Arkansas Art Council honors Scottish heritage program

The Arkansas Arts Council, a division of Arkansas Heritage, recently announced the 2022 Governor’s Arts Awards, and Lyon College’s Scottish Heritage program received the Judges Recognition Award. “We are excited to receive this honor from the state,” said Jimmy Bell, director of the Scottish Heritage program. “It has long been our absolute pleasure to represent Lyon College and the state of Arkansas in our travels around the world. “ The Scottish... Read More
at Thursday, December 9, 2021

20 years and still piping: Lyon community celebrates Kenton Adler’s impact on students’ lives, ScotsFest, more

When the Lyon community thinks of ScotsFest, one of the first images that comes to mind is Kenton Adler playing bagpipes in a kilt. Adler has been playing with the Lyon College Pipe Band for 20 years and has worked in various departments on campus for over two decades, impacting numerous staff, faculty, and students.  As well-known as his hairstyle and bagpipes skills are, he is most remembered for his mentorship and positivity. Before Avens Ridgeway, ’14, even arrived on... Read More
at Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Celebrate the 41st Arkansas Scottish Festival this April

Get a taste for tartans and more at the 41st Arkansas Scottish Festival! Lyon College will host the annual event from Friday, April 3, through Sunday, April 5.  The festival weekend kicks off with the Kilted Mile at 6 p.m. Friday in Downtown Batesville. Register for $15 to receive your regulation racing kilt. Cash awards of $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place will be given in both the men’s and women’s categories.  The... Read More
at Wednesday, January 29, 2020